I have always tried to be as level headed as possible when it comes to making political decisions. I am careful not to label myself as a republican or democrat, but rather vote for the person, their principals, and ideas rather than for a political party that I happen to associate myself with. My core values may align, more often than not, with a certain political party than another, but in general I am open to hearing all thoughts and ideas.
That being said, there is only one candidate I fully endorse this presidential cycle. That individual is Dr. Ron Paul. The media, I believe, has done a good job of either ignoring Ron Paul completely or implying that he is some sort of lunatic radical, but nothing could be further from the truth. Ron Paul is the only candidate, republican or democrat, not representing corporate interests, big government, and promoting freedom and wealth for the people. He has been doing this for decades, but no one seems to realize it or give him credit for it.
In fact, I have never been as passionate about any other candidate as I am about Ron Paul.
Ron Paul predicted, pleaded, and begged congress to listen to him about the coming housing crisis:
For almost a decade before the housing crisis and economic collapse in 2008 congressman Ron Paul pleaded with congress to recognize and reverse the policies in place leading up to and causing the housing bubble and collapse that occurred in 2008. He is the ONLY person running for president that can say that, but no one talks about it.
Ron Paul has consistently criticized the artificially low interest rates and unlimited line of credit the federal reserve offers banks allowing them to make risky and unethical loans to home owners in which they cannot afford. This unlimited line of credit led to a housing bubble, skyrocketing housing prices, people with loans they couldn’t afford, and in 2008 – the crash. Every other candidate either supported the status quo, made money off it, or both.
Ron Paul is the only candidate for a strong, but peaceful, foreign policy:
Ron Paul has more military contributions than every other presidential candidate COMBINED! Ever wonder why? Why does conservative media label his foreign policy extreme and so many men in uniform support Ron Paul?
I wrote an article a while back about the concept of blowback as related to foreign policy. To understand the logic of Ron Paul’s foreign policy I believe it is paramount to understand what that means. In short, blowback simply refers to the unintended consequences of the United States’ influence in other countries. For example, we help put Fidel Castro in power, Suddam Hussein in power, as well as Osama Bin Laden – today those are a few of the biggest perceived threats to all Americans. It is that type of intervention that seemed to be the right thing at the time that further perpetuates war and security issues.
In any case, Ron Paul advocated a strong national defense without intervening in the business of other countries via force or occupation. That is not isolation, that is just peace. Dr. Paul supports the strongest possible trade relations with all countries, open discussion, leadership by example, without sending our troops to become the police men of the world. With military budget about half of the federal government’s spending, $15 trillion in national debt, Ron Paul seems to know something that is all to obvious, but the other candidates find less than profitable to support.
Ron Paul is also a Navy veteran who proudly served his country in the 1960s.
Ron Paul is the only candidate who advocates a sound monetary policy:
Does it bother anyone else that the federal reserve prints money at will, that effectively reduces the value of every dollar in our pocket? They do this without authority, without accountability, and use that money to bail out big businesses – not the people. Every dollar printed by the federal reserve is a hidden tax on the people. Those dollars printed go into the pocket of banks and make the dollars in our wallets less valuable. Those are facts.
Our currency is a fiat currency. That means it has no value except for the confidence of consumers. You can’t take your dollar to the bank and exchange it for any precious medal. Ron Paul is for a return to the gold standard in an effort to preserve the real value of the dollar, stop the hidden tax on the people, and to promote stability of the US dollar. In a time when our currency is rapidly in decline world wide – the middle class’ wealth shrinking – why isn’t anyone else concerned with monetary policy? The other candidates offer more of the same.
Ron Paul is the only candidate that doesn’t represent the Status-Quo:
Americans want change. That’s a fact. President Obama ran on it in 2008. So why aren’t we getting any of what we want – what was promised to us? Is it a surprise to anyone else that president Obama has a $1 BILLION campaign budget? That Mitt Romney is supported by the corporations? Why would the richest people in the world support a candidate that is truly for the people? Why do they support Obama and Romney?
The answer is simple and it’s not a conspiracy theory. The corporate interest in this country like the current system, why wouldn’t they, it’s making them rich. The establishment candidates represent more of the same, the same isn’t working.
Ron Paul on the other hand does not accept money from lobbyist and is fully supported by generous donations from the people – from pure grassroots campaigning. Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate I have ever donated to. The media ignores him, the corporations and lobbyist can’t buy him, to me that says it all.
Ron Paul is honest, consistent, and doesn’t come with all the baggage:
Ron Paul’s voting record, message, and personal life are as consistent and honorable as they come. It’s almost amazingly so. He has argued the same message and values for decades – and been right! Ron Paul has been married to his wife for 54 years, doesn’t flip flop on the issues, and gives straight direct answers to the American people – even if they aren’t popular at the time. It is this kind of leadership we need to represent the United States and promote and image of integrity. Ron Paul can do that.
Ron Paul is the only candidate that doesn’t support BIG Government and promotes Liberty:
Almost everyone agrees that we are all better off with certain things – such as education and healthcare; however, almost no one agrees about who should be in charge of providing those services. I want everyone to have access to healthcare, but I do not want government to be my provider. The government does not generate revenue – they only tax the people and decide who get’s the benefits. It is laughable that a government $15 trillion in debt (and rapidly growing), with the biggest and most aggressive military in the world, and that already taxes the people around 40-50% (income tax, sales tax, property tax, etc.), is trusted to provide the people with a service as important as healthcare! Why do you believe this?
I hear each of the other GOP candidates talk about how they do not support big government – but what do they want to change? Romney, as Governor of Massachusetts, just a couple of years ago implemented a government run healthcare program that REQUIRED people BY LAW to buy healthcare insurance. Obama proposes the same type of program nationally. Sure that seems admirable, but how can you force anyone to purchase a product – not to mention insurance and healthcare costs skyrocketed! Meanwhile quality suffered. Newt Gingrich has been a government employee for decades and has NEVER done a thing to minimize the size of government, why would he start now?
Ron Paul is the only candidate that supports personal liberty and small government. His voting record is perfect, he has never supported a program that expands the size of government. He promotes plans and systems that will HELP THE POOREST in this country and still promote wealth for every individual. I beg you to research this issue in a non-biased manner. Come to your own conclusions!
Look, I’ll be honest, going against the status quo is tough. It means researching a variety of complex topics, it means often times coming to your own conclusions, it means not always accepting the conventional wisdom. I beg you to look at the facts – do your homework – overcome your political apathy and distaste for the idea that it’s all just more of the same. We really are amongst a revolution, but it has to come from the people – we are the people.